South Korean Crypto Exchange Becomes the First Overseas Platform Legally Recognized in China

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced it established its first legally recognized branch in China. Although the nation banned all local crypto trading services, DBX said the firm already obtained a license to go ahead with the operations

Final Certificate of Incorporation Granted on February 5

Per the details given by the exchange, the Chinese government first green-lighted the opening of the branch on December 28, 2020, by issuing a temporary permission. However, the officials granted the final incorporation’s certification on February 5, 2021.

A DBX official commented on the matter:

The license to establish a corporation this time received from the Chinese government is a license that was obtained from the opposition to the establishment of foreign (crypto) exchanges in China so that it can give even greater meaning.”

The branch, named Tabi, will open its doors “no later than” March, said crypto exchange officials. DBX plans to extend its operations across the United States, Singapore, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

Domestic Crypto Trading Is Still Banned in China

However, the nation’s authorities have been making some clarifications over the past of years regarding their stance towards bitcoin (BTC). The Beijing Arbitration Commission published an article on the legal nature of bitcoin in China in August 2020.

They stated that bitcoin’s use as a commodity has never been banned in the Asian giant.

Moreover, China is paving the road to adopting its upcoming central bank digital currency (CBDC), the digital yuan. Recently, news.Bitcoin.com reported that the country has been giving away 10 million yuan ($1.55 million) in its CBDC in Beijing. Recipients can spend the digital yuan during the Chinese New Year festival.

What do you think about this opening of a crypto exchange’s overseas branch in China? Let us know in the comments section below.

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